Modern Art History & Criticism PhD Sophie Landres has accepted the position of Curator of Education and Public Programs at the Miami Dade College Museum of Art and Design, where she will work directly under Director Rina Carvajal!
An independent curator, critic, and art historian, Landres’ interdisciplinary scholarship ranges across the fields of late modern art and visual culture, feminist history and theory, sound studies, and performance. Her 2017 dissertation, “Opera for Automatons: Carlotte Moorman’s Early Collaborations with Nam June Paik”, was completed under the direction of Andrew Uroskie, Zabet Patterson, and Megan Craig (Philosophy), with performance historian Kathy O’Dell (UMBC) as her outside reader.
Sophie was the 2015 Mellon Global Initiatives Fellow at Creative Time, where she assisted Okwui Enwezor with the Creative Time Summit for the Venice Biennale, and her essays have recently appeared in the College Art Association’s Art Journal as well as in PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art.
This last year, she has curated contemporary art exhibitions for Sargent’s Daughters and Stellar Projects in New York City, while teaching at the NYU Gallatin School of Individualized Study.